St Mary's Nursery

Brooke Road, London E17 9HJ

Little Learners Nursery Group at St Mary’s and St Saviour’s offer a happy, stimulating and safe environment where children can flourish and reach their full potential in a setting where they feel valued and welcome. Catering for children aged 12 months to four years, the nurseries strive to nurture children, offering high quality care and educational opportunities. The nurseries rent space from the schools with their namesake but are a separate company and not part of the school.   

Children are given positive learning experiences both indoors and outdoors, where their development is fully supported by the nursery team, who encourage self-confidence and individuality. Activities at the nurseries are designed to promote personal growth and development, while pre-school children are fully prepared for full-time education by the time they leave the nursery.

The relaxed and inclusive environment at the nurseries of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s promotes emotional security to ensure both children and parents feel comfortable at all times. Praise, guidance and encouragement are central to daily practices at the nurseries.

Group: Little Learner's Nursery Group

Person in charge: Leann Valiquette (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Waltham Forest Council

Number of Staff: 30

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 100

Age Range: from 1 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Christmas

Visiting:

They are offering tours for baby bumps :) Please contact the nursery manager to book.

Parking:

Parking is limited.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for St Mary's Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 31 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for St Mary's Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.755 for St Mary's Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (281 Excellents x 5) + (91 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 372 Ratings = 4.755

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.4 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for St Mary's Nursery is based on 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.400

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.2 St Mary's Nursery has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.155)

Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend St Mary's Nursery?

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Reviewer Connection to St Mary's Nursery

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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Nurseries of St Mary's and St Saviour's is a wonderful environment. My 2-year-old loves all the staff and enjoys the many activities they engage in. I can't speak more highly of them and would recommend it as a nursery setting to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend St Mary's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Nurseries of St Mary's and St Saviour's nursery is excellent.
Both my kids love it. Children are learning a lot in pre-school.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 2 children have attended Nurseries of St Mary's and St Saviour's since the age of 1. We could not be happier with the care they have received and neither could our children. All the staff are extremely caring, everything is well organized and they do many varied activities. My child particularly enjoyed visiting the old peoples home at Xmas with her clan to sing Xmas songs. We are so lucky to have found Nurseries of St Mary's and St Saviour's.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The best review of Nurseries of St Mary's and St Saviour's is surely provided by our son, who even after a two-week break over Christmas and New Year, could not wait to return to nursery this month. He literally runs into nursery in the mornings and is still smiling at pick-up time. He is always desperate to tell us about all the fun he has had and all the activities he has been doing. Once again, this month, when he was being dropped off, he said, "I'm happy". That's the best review we can offer.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The care my son receives on a daily basis is outstanding. I feel so comfortable going to work 8 hours per day knowing my son is in great hands.
I would highly recommend this nursery to any family member or friends.
I would like to wish the nursery all the best as they deserve this recognition.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

This is a fantastic nursery. The staff are incredible and took away my worries about leaving my little one. They put emphasis on spending time with the children instead of doing paperwork which I have seen in other nurseries. The children enjoy the gym for Pilates and exercise every day! The menu is made by a nutritionist and we were invited to taste the food the children eat which put me at ease once again. They go above and beyond. The communication is excellent and the leadership really listen to me. Some of my colleagues pay way more for provision and seem to get much less. I really like the Saturday trips where I can meet other families as well.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my children currently attend St Mary's nursery and I have always been very pleased with the standard of care provided. The staff are always warm and friendly and the facilities are great. I love that they have access to so much outdoor space and also the use of the school gym when there is bad weather. My eldest son learns so much at pre-school and the baby room is a lovely caring environment for his little brother.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son went to this nursery previously and it was fantastic. We had to leave London for work. I didn't know how good it was until we left. We just can't find anything that comes close to what they offer at St. Mary's. My son loved the nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery staff are wonderful. They made the settling process really easy. Our son now looks forward to going to nursery - if I mention it is time to go, he rushes to the door; and he always has a big grin when he sees his key workers in the morning. The space is excellent and it's clear he gets up to a wide range of activities with enthusiastic and caring staff. Our son can be a bit boisterous but they've worked with him and us supportively to help him socialise a bit more calmly. He had a very personalised report and parents evening, which was much appreciated - it was clear they had really got to know him and cared for him. Management are very responsive too and we appreciate the communication through regular newsletters (including song/book of the week), emails and forums. Thank you!!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our son has been attending St Mary's since he turned one. The nursery and its excellent staff have played a key role in making him the happy boy that he is today. He adores the staff and every day we can see (and hear!) the progress he is making thanks to the quality of care and the breadth of activities and experiences that he enjoys on his days there. The other day when we arrived to collect him, he was running around shouting "happy!" which speaks volumes.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

St Mary's is a wonderful nursery. My son is so happy there. They do a broad and exciting range of activities and they're child centred on each kids preferences. The care is also child centred. My son changed key workers when settling to those he had formed a bond with and all staff are loving and skilled.

They communicate well with parents using weekly newsletters, parents forums, parents evenings, term reports and online child development database tapestry which parents can access. I'm so pleased to have my son at St Mary's and have no concerns leaving him. He loves it too and my husband can't get him to leave at home time.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter started at St Mary's in 2015 when she was one and left in May 2017 at 3 years old as we moved out of the area. I left it quite late to look for a nursery place for our daughter and looked around 3 or 4 that had space available before visiting St Mary's. As soon as I walked into the nursery, I knew it was the right place for us, it just felt and looked how I'd imagined a nursery to feel and look and none of the others we viewed compared. From day one she loved it there and settled very quickly in the baby room and quickly developed a strong bond with her key workers. The transition to toddler room for her was seamless as it was only next door and she'd got used to seeing the other children in there. The nursery staff all seem to genuinely care about the children and I know our daughter felt loved and cared for whilst there. We were very sad to leave and are struggling to find a day nursery anywhere near as good in our new home town.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We have been very happy with the care of our son at St Mary's. He has developed great relationships with several of the staff members, the activities offered are constantly being reviewed and expanded upon and the nursery makes an effort to communicate with parents and incorporate our feedback.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My son has settled really well into this nursery. The staff go above and beyond my expectations daily. It makes me happy that my son is taken care of by such lovely people when I'm not around. Thank you to all the staff at St Mary's Nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

St Mary's Nursery is a lovely welcoming environment, created by the wonderful spaces as well as the staff. My daughter recently started in the baby room and settled very quickly, which I'm sure was due to how comfortable she feels in the room and the caring experienced staff. I feel confident leaving her in their care and know she has a lovely time.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter is very happy at St Mary's Nursery and looks forward to going each day. The staff are caring and plan varied and exciting activities which my daughter always enjoys. The facilities are great, especially as the nursery have access to the school facilities such as the gym.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

We are delighted with the childcare provided by St Mary's for our 4-year-old son in preschool and for our 18-month-old in the baby room. The staff are enthusiastic, engaging and genuinely seem like they enjoy being there and spending time with the children! Most importantly for us, they seem to understand and appreciate the individual characters of our children and encourage them to grow and develop through play.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff at St Mary's Nursery have been excellent with the care for our son. Particularly as he took quite some time to settle at drop offs, they were very patient and supportive to both him and us and pro active in finding solutions to help him feel more at home in the setting.

The communication between parents and the nursery is excellent, and the atmosphere is always warm and welcoming.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My son has been attending the nursery from one year old. He has been well looked after in a safe and secure environment for the past few years, with very warm and friendly staff.
The building and rooms are clean and up to date with resources for the relevant age groups.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

St Mary's nursery has provided excellent care for my daughter over the last 2.5 years. The staff are attentive, supportive and caring. The days are structured and children are encouraged to take part in all activities. My daughter always enjoys her days at the nursery, and she has developed many skills and learnt a great deal.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter loves it at St Mary's. Her time in the baby room was fantastic, she thrived in the caring environment. She is now in the toddler room and has developed a confidence and an inquisitive mind encouraged by the wonderful staff. Can't recommend it enough.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I'm very pleased with the nursery. My son started nursery last September and then was transited to pre-school which he loves. Teachers are very friendly and very supportive. Would highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Very friendly and kind staff have worked hard to ensure that our son settled in well. He is very happy after just a few weeks. Facilities are nice as it's purpose-built and activities seem very varied.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I am very pleased with the service. Knowing I can leave my child and go to work and not worry about my child. Just to know that the nursery has his interests at heart and he is being well looked and treated like one of their own.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We have two children at the nursery and are very happy with the care they receive. The staff are all very warm and supportive and we have been especially impressed with the educational activities in the Pre-school room.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son has been at St Mary's Nursery for over 2 years, during which period he has moved from the baby room to the toddler room and is now the pre-school room. During this period, he has developed considerably in all areas and thoroughly enjoys his time at nursery. The transition between the rooms are well planned and thought out to make it a smooth transition from the child. The friendly staff move flexibly between the various rooms, giving children a sense of comfort and familiarity with all the nursery staff, not just their keyworker. The indoor and outdoor play facilities are great and benefitting from being attached to a school, the children have access to wider range of facilities and resources (e.g. the gym, reception play area, the library) which put us at an advantage over other providers.

Overall, I am very pleased with St Mary's Nursery and would highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We really like the nursery and the staff at St Marys. The outside space is great and the baby room is cosy with lots of different areas for play.
I like the AdHoc booking form system. It's great for me to manage busier times at work.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has attended St Mary's since September 2015 and we are extremely happy with the care provided. The staff are friendly and enthusiastic and always provide feedback at the end of each day along with online reports of progress and photos. My daughter looks forward to going to pre-school each day and has fun learning through play, dance and many other activities. It's very sociable and provides many opportunities for the parents to interact.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Nurseries of St Mary's and St Saviour's is an excellent nursery. My son loves coming here and I am confident that he is being treated well and developing as a person and in his learning. My son attended another nursery previously which was not half as good as St Mary's.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

St Mary's nursery is a wonderful, caring place. The staff are excellent and my daughter is very happy there. Activities are well structured and give the children a great grounding before starting school.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My kids love it! Always excited to go to nursery and come home happy. They love the staff and gain so much from their one day a week there. I would definately recommend to anyone considering sending their children.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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